Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

Australian university opens up scholarships for Indians

BENGALURU: Indian students who are aspiring for foreign undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Australia can avail of the chance to get scholarships at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Kensington.The university has announced 60 different scholarships called The Future of Change, exclusively for Indians students, that range from a complete fee waiver to those ranging from 10,000 to 5,000 Australian dollars. Amit Dasgupta, India country director UNSW, was in the city recently, and spoke to City Express. He says, “We’ve just  developed an Indian strategy that has a two-fold approach…

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How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the trades — such as plumbing, electrical work or welding — former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is offering a scholarship program through his charitable foundation that will offer money for skilled jobs training. This is the fifth year in a row that the organization has offered its Work Ethic Scholarship, which is taking applications through June 4. The amount awarded has not been specified in terms of dollars, but the organization refers to it as a “pile of money” and, in a video announcing…

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Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

 Charles Conn, the warden of the Rhodes Trust: ‘We don’t think it’s our business to make apologies for Cecil Rhodes as a person. Our job is to support the scholarships.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The Rhodes scholarship – the oldest and most prestigious international graduate award – is to be opened to applicants from Britain and the rest of the world for the first time, the Rhodes Trust is to announce. From their foundation more than 100 years ago, funded by a massive bequest from the imperialist tycoon…

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Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Plea to fill up 50% vacancies in HC through direct recruitment opposed

Registrar General says there is no constitutional mandate for such a procedure The Registrar General (RG) of Madras High Court has contended that there is no constitutional mandate to fill up at least 50% of vacancies in the posts of Assistant and Reader/Examiner in the court through direct recruitment. He has made the submission in a counter affidavit to a public interest litigation petition that opposed the practice of filling up a majority of such vacancies through promotions from among existing staff. The counter affidavit filed by R. Sakthivel stated…

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Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Attacks on the “fake news” media have become a staple of the Trump administration — and nearly half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him. Forty-six percent of voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump, while 37 percent do not and 17 percent are undecided, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11…

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Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Thirteen senior fish farm staff from five salmon farming companies have enrolled in the NAFC’s new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management. The 13, including seven from Shetland salmon farms and six from elsewhere in Scotland, are the first to enrol in NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s new degree-level Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management. This programme is the first of its kind in the UK and has been developed by the NAFC in response to demand from Scottish fish farming companies to enable experienced staff to gain a qualification in senior management while…

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IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

India’s most prestigious The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is soon likely to set up 5000 Digital learning centres across India. The university is contemplating on starting  5,000 special student centres for digital learning which will be governed by the leadership of the regional directors, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU. IGNOU sets up 5000 digital learning centres The new soon to be launched 5000 digital learning centres of IGNOU will also be located in the rural and the semi rural areas across India while the government of India has already started creating…

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20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

New Delhi Human resource development minister Prakash Javdaekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. “The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” Javadekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour. The question came from Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose who wanted details of the government’s…

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20 world class research institutes to come up in India

20 world class research institutes to come up in India

“The government has decided to establish 20 world class institutions across the country to encourage the young talent and promote innovation in science and technology,”  said HRD Minister Prakash Jadadekar . 20 world class research institutes to come up in India In order to promote research and innovation in India, the BJP-led government has recently decided to set up 20 world class institutes in India. This announcement was made Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at recent event held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Here’s what Prakash Jadadekar…

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More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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